The Conversation’s at Panera WDM

PaneraIf you strolled by the cafe’s of Paris, like Le Closerie des Lilas, back in the 1920s you might have seen Hemingway, Picasso, Trotsky, Gertrude Stein or F. Scott Fitzgerald. Walk into the "Bird and the Baby" pub near Oxford a few years later and you could have seen C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein sharing a pint with their fellow Inklings. I guess great people like to get together.

So what’s going on at the Panera in West Des Moines?

Stroll in for a bagel and free wi-fi. It’s like a blogger’s convention. Any given morning you might run into blogging sensei Mike Sansone or branding guru Michael Wagner. You might see brand warrior Mark True or bloglings like business communicator Sandy Renshaw, professor/publisher Delaney Kirk, strategist Jeff Bradford or venture capitalist Adam Steen.

Let me know when you’re in Des Moines and I’ll buy you a cup o’ joe and a bagel. Heck, maybe you should plan a bloggers getaway and spend a few mornings being a part of the face-to-face conversation 🙂

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  5 comments for “The Conversation’s at Panera WDM

  1. June 29, 2006 at 5:45 am

    I look forward to Panera creating a plaque soon:-)

  2. June 29, 2006 at 5:53 am

    Maybe someday there will be tourists who will point and say, “that’s where it happened – that’s where they all met for a bagel – and the world was never the same!” 🙂

  3. July 4, 2006 at 10:35 pm

    I’m honored to be included with such an outstanding group of bloggers. I can see the plaque…

  4. July 5, 2006 at 10:20 am

    You’re part of what’s happening, Sandy. I’m honored to have you a part of it!

  5. July 5, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    Panera – A Friendly Place For Laptops

    Panera is definitely one of favorite places to work when I want to get away from the confines of my condo. Corey Hajim of Fortune Magazine sat down with Panera’s cEO, Ron Shaich, to found out why Panera’s stock continues…

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